Best Bites of Beijing (Jan 6 - 12)
Best Bites of Beijing is published on Fridays and covers the latest happenings in the capital's dining scene. Here you will find weekly updates of new restaurants, seasonal menus, good deals and trends for the foodie in you. For comments or recommendations, email
Make the cold disappear with whisky
Whiskey, whisky or even bourbon makes the winter feel merrier and a little warmer. From now to the end of March, the Tonic Lounge at Hilton Beijing is offering buy-one-get-one selected whiskey and whisky, from Scotland's The Famous Grouse to the Fighting Cock Bourbon from the US. A quick note for foodies: whiskey with an "e" refers to Irish whisky, bourbon and rye, while whisky refers to the specific version of the drink distilled in Scotland. Think champagne and sparking wine!
Tonic Lounge
Hilton Beijing, 1 Dongfang Lu, Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang district (010- 5865 5060)
Sip some sake at Sake Manzo's new branch
If you prefer sake over whisky, Japanese restaurant chain Sake Manzo, founded by renowned sake master Taka Yamamoto, has opened a new branch in Tianshuiyuan area in Beijing. Read the review here.
Eat healthy with organic afternoon tea
The smog is quite suffocating lately. We cannot choose the air we breathe typically but at least we can choose to eat healthy and feel better. Since the beginning of this month, the Westin Beijing Chaoyang has launched an organic food promotion in collaboration with Noah Organic Farming, providing organic food and drinks across all dining venues at the hotel. You can discover from the refreshing Organic Afternoon Tea (268 yuan/$32 for two persons), which includes organic olive oil carrot cake, organic brown rice and garden vegetable sushi and Australian organic beef sandwich.
The Westin Beijing Chaoyang, No 7 North Dongsanhuan Road, Chaoyang district, Beijing 010-59228888
Get full and happy at home with these apps
If you are deterred by the winter cold or the lingering smog, stay home with your air purifier on and order food in with a food delivery app. The most popular ones are, Teituan and Baidu Takeout. Read the story here to learn more.

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